The Moland House

The Moland House Mailing Address: Warwick Township Historical Soc PO Box 107 Jamison PA 18929
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In the early evening of 10 August 1777, eleven thousand Continental and militia soldiers are marching up York Road towards the Cross Roads with Bristol Road [Hartsville, PA] on their way to Coryell’s Ferry [New Hope, PA] to camp four miles across the Delaware River. General George Washington receives a dispatch from John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, placing the 260-vessel British fleet, hauling 17,000 troops under General William Howe, fifty miles south of the Delaware Capes [May & Henelopen] on 7 August. Unsure and wary of Howe’s intentions, Washington immediately halts his force to encamp around the bridge over the Little Neshaminy Creek in Warwick Township, Bucks County. Knowing the area and having ridden through only ten days earlier, he selects the substantial stone dwelling of Widow Moland as his Head Quarters on the farm north of the bridge. An invasion force from Canada, led by British General Burgoyne, is advancing through central New York. Howes’ large fleet was last reported heading eastward from the mouth of Delaware Bay. What are his intentions? For eleven sweltering summer days, Washington frets as no further intelligence arrives about the fleet. A Council of War on 21 August in the Moland House concludes Howe is heading south to attack Charleston, SC. The encamped army is ordered to return through New Jersey to assist the Northern Army against Burgoyne’s invading forces or attack New York City. But two dispatches arrive within the next few hours which place Howes’ fleet sailing up Chesapeake Bay. On 23 August 1777, camp breaks at 4 a.m. The Patriot troops march back down York Road towards Philadelphia in a dash to the Chesapeake. A skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge below Newark, DE; battles at Brandywine, Germantown, Paoli, the struggle for the forts along the Delaware River, a stand-off at Whitemarsh, and retiring into winter quarters at Valley Forge soon follow. During the winter, Pennsylvania militia will range through this area striving to impose a land blockade on trade with the British in Philadelphia. The Continental Army will return to Bucks County in June 1778 on their way to confront Royal forces at Monmouth Courthouse, NJ. During this encampment at the Moland House, nineteen year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrives to present his papers to General Washington. A life-long friendship has begun. On 21 August, Casimir Pulaski appears at Head Quarters with his credentials. Later during the winter, Pulaski will work to forge the Continental cavalry. “Light Horse Harry” Lee is acquitted at a court-martial held in the nearby Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church [since rebuilt]. Legend has it that the thirteen-starred “Betsy Ross” flag was first unfurled at the “Cross Roads near Neshamini Bridge”. This is the legacy of the Moland House.

04/01/2020
Taking a walk at the Moland House

With the daffodils in bloom, the Moland House makes a perfect place to take a walk. There is plenty of space to practice social distancing and a nature trail marked with QR codes.

The Moland House Tea scheduled for April 19th has been cancelled.  Also, all scheduled Open House Tours have been cancel...
03/29/2020

The Moland House Tea scheduled for April 19th has been cancelled. Also, all scheduled Open House Tours have been cancelled until further notice. We look forward to the day when the Covid-19 crisis has come to pass, and we can once again open the doors of this extraordinary historic home to all. But until then...please be well.

The Moland House Craft Show that was scheduled to begin on March 25th has unfortunately been canceled.
03/17/2020

The Moland House Craft Show that was scheduled to begin on March 25th has unfortunately been canceled.

I'm sorry to announce that we are CANCELLING the spring show. There is too much risk and we want everyone to be safe. Please help to get the word out by sharing this post. Our next event is Crafts In the Barn

https://www.facebook.com/CraftsInTheBarn/

We hope that goes off without a hitch. Stay well and safe!

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, March 8th between 1 and 4.
03/06/2020

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, March 8th between 1 and 4.

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, February 9th from 1 to 4pm.  (Pictured: Moland in 1942)
02/05/2020

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, February 9th from 1 to 4pm. (Pictured: Moland in 1942)

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, 1/12 from 1 to 4.
01/10/2020

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, 1/12 from 1 to 4.

Historic Preservation at Bucks County Community College
12/30/2019

Historic Preservation at Bucks County Community College

Ever wished the walls of your historic house could talk? They do! Join historic preservationist Kathryn Auerbach and the Bucks Historic Preservation program for a one-week course on site at the Mercer Museum this January! Students will learn how to speak the "language" of old houses, reading for clues in their walls, windows, hardware, fixtures, and materials. Special behind-the-scenes tours of Museum collections will show students what to look for in their own homes to unlock the secrets your historic house wants you to know. Email [email protected] for more information and to register!

Today is the last day of the Moland Christmas Craft Show.  We'll be here until 5pm.  There are also house tours from 1 t...
12/07/2019

Today is the last day of the Moland Christmas Craft Show. We'll be here until 5pm. There are also house tours from 1 to 3pm. Come on out and enjoy our festive atmosphere!

Crafts At Moland House
12/04/2019

Crafts At Moland House

Do you need some ornaments? We have some beautiful and reasonable ones! Here till Saturday so come with your friends! Can’t find what we have at the Mall!

11/27/2019
Crafts At Moland House

Crafts At Moland House

We are wrapping it up today! Come hang out starting Friday!

Crafts At Moland House
11/21/2019

Crafts At Moland House

NEW CONTEST! Win $25 to spend at the show. Here is how to play:

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Type "Great Crafts" in the comment section.

We will choose a winner on Saturday and you claim your prize during the show so start get started now and someone will win!

If you love our shows, please tell your friends! Thank you for all your support!

The Moland House invites you to visit the Pearl S. Buck House during their Festival of Trees.  While there, be sure to c...
11/14/2019

The Moland House invites you to visit the Pearl S. Buck House during their Festival of Trees. While there, be sure to check out the Moland Christmas Tree decorated by our own Jean and Marijane. Guided tours from November 12-27 are 11:00, 1:00 and 2:30 Monday-Saturday and 1:00 and 2:30 on Sunday. Beginning November 29, the Saturday tours are 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:30 Monday-Saturday, and 12:00, 1:00 and 2:30 on Sunday. #housemoland #pearlbuckhouse

The Moland House's cover photo
11/12/2019

The Moland House's cover photo

Come visit Moland House this Sunday (11/10) between 1 and 4 and enjoy the warmth of our open hearth where you'll find Su...
11/08/2019

Come visit Moland House this Sunday (11/10) between 1 and 4 and enjoy the warmth of our open hearth where you'll find Susan Plaisted creating another of her wonderful colonial dishes! moland.org

Crafts At Moland House
11/04/2019

Crafts At Moland House

Fa la la la la!.

The Moland House is open for tours Sunday, October 27th from 1 to 4.
10/27/2019

The Moland House is open for tours Sunday, October 27th from 1 to 4.

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.
10/16/2019

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.

Last weekend at Moland House, Archeology Day with the Millbrook Society, Carpentry with Cal, and cooking Quail and potatoes in the kitchen.

Moland's Colonial Woodshop will be open this Sunday, October 13, from 1-4.
10/12/2019

Moland's Colonial Woodshop will be open this Sunday, October 13, from 1-4.

Moland House will be open for tours Sunday, 9/22 from 1 to 4!
09/22/2019

Moland House will be open for tours Sunday, 9/22 from 1 to 4!

09/11/2019
Here is a wonderful article recently published by Bucks County Magazine about the Moland House. http://www.buckscountyma...
09/08/2019
The Moland House

Here is a wonderful article recently published by Bucks County Magazine about the Moland House. http://www.buckscountymag.com/moland-house/

We all know Bucks County is rich in history, but few of us can say exactly why. Sure, we know Washington crossed the Delaware in 1776 on Christmas morning in a surprise attack on the Hessians headquartered in Trenton and who were fiercely fightin...

Sunday, September 8, 2019, Susan McLellan Plaisted, Proprietress, Heart to Hearth Cookery will be at the hearth from 1 t...
09/08/2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019, Susan McLellan Plaisted, Proprietress, Heart to Hearth Cookery will be at the hearth from 1 to 4 pm demonstrating the use of the tin baker and baking Ground Cherry Tarts. House tours will also be available.

Happy Birthday Lafayette!
09/06/2019

Happy Birthday Lafayette!

Joyeux Anniversaire, Lafayette! Today marks his 262nd birthday!

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.
09/02/2019
The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.

The 8-arch Stone Bridge in Warwick, Pa.

Historical documents will be on display at the Ivyland and Warwick administrative buildings, detailing land deals dating back to the 1700s and 1800s. Ivyland will have two deed books available to the public at the borough hall weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until December 20. Warwick will have a deed book at the township admin building from Sept. 2 to Sept. 20. http://buckscounty.org/sitefinitypfxn/newreader/2019/08/30/ivyland-warwick-contribute-to-restoration-of-historic-deed-books?fbclid=IwAR0Usrjvu4z1WTh5zFjiHbCdGK-dGMtXStRJ8ytIJJvYd5YQ9shkqoMue-k

Some photos from the Moland Reenactent on August 17.  Taken by Sandy U.
08/29/2019

Some photos from the Moland Reenactent on August 17. Taken by Sandy U.

08/27/2019
Moland Reenactment 2019

If you happened to miss this year's Moland Reenactment, check out the following video that gives an overview of some of the activities. Enjoy SandyU

If you missed the 2019 Colonial Reenactment at Moland House - check this out for a sampling of what happened.

08/20/2019

Thank you to everyone that made our annual reenactment a success. It was a beautiful day and we had record attendance. A special thank you to all of our volunteers and patrons. Without you, we would not be able to hold this great activity. Enjoy the photos.

Tomorrow is our big day at the Moland House. The annual reenactment will run from 10:00-4:00 on Saturday. Military Entou...
08/16/2019

Tomorrow is our big day at the Moland House. The annual reenactment will run from 10:00-4:00 on Saturday. Military Entourage programs will begin at 11:15, 1:15 and 3:15. Our puppet theatre will hold performances at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30. Additionally, we will be looking for some children to help make ice cream the old fashioned way. (Pictured)Yum! We hope to see you tomorrow.

The Moland House will be holding its annual reenactment on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00-4:00.  Reenactors will engag...
08/12/2019

The Moland House will be holding its annual reenactment on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00-4:00. Reenactors will engage in skirmishes and representations of colonial life. It's perfect for a family outing. Pictured above is Michael Carver, Colonial Brewer, who will be brewing Bier du Guere. The Moland House is located at 1641 Old York Road, Warminster, PA.

Open Hearth Cooking and Tours at Moland House tomorrow August 11th from 1 to 4!
08/11/2019

Open Hearth Cooking and Tours at Moland House tomorrow August 11th from 1 to 4!

Sunday, August 11, 2019, Susan McLellan Plaisted, Proprietress, Heart to Hearth Cookery will be at the hearth in the Moland House, on Old York Road, Warminster, PA from 1 to 4 pm demonstrating how the August harvest was preserved in stoneware crocks and gally pots.

American Revolution Institute
08/04/2019

American Revolution Institute

Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette devoted his life to the cause of liberty. Commissioned a major general in the Continental Army at nineteen, Lafayette soon established himself as one of General Washington’s most trusted officers. He sailed back to France in 1779 to persuade Louis XVI to increase support for the United States, and returned to command the small army that pinned Cornwallis at Yorktown until Washington and Rochambeau arrived. He returned to France as an international hero and welcomed the French Revolution as an opportunity to secure the kind of liberty for France that he had fought for in America. He became commander of the Paris National Guard the day after the storming of the Bastille in July 1789, sending the key to the fallen prison to Washington “as a missionary of liberty to its patriarch.” This bronze medal, on view in the Institute’s special exhibition "Revolutionary Reflections," commemorates Lafayette’s leadership of the city’s militia—a position he held for two years. http://bit.ly/2HXmboO

Pictured: “Marquis de Lafayette commemorative medal.” Rambert Dumarest, artist. Struck in France, 1789. The American Revolution Institute Collections.

The weather is perfect for a picnic in our picnic grove.  You can take a walk through the grounds and stroll down to the...
07/27/2019

The weather is perfect for a picnic in our picnic grove. You can take a walk through the grounds and stroll down to the Neshaminy Creek. The grounds are open dawn to dusk and the house will be open from 1-4 on Sunday.

Sunday looks like a great day for a tour and picnic at the Moland House.
07/11/2019

Sunday looks like a great day for a tour and picnic at the Moland House.

Sunday, July 14th, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm, Susan McLellan Plaisted will be at the Moland House hearth preparing an 18th century receipt (recipe) for gooseberries.

An 18th Century formal garden is being constructed at the Moland House Historic Park.  The plan for this park is picture...
07/10/2019

An 18th Century formal garden is being constructed at the Moland House Historic Park. The plan for this park is pictured below. The garden will feature a brick pathway, and to help support the funding of this park, we are selling engraved bricks to be a permanent part of the pathway. Interested in purchasing a brick? Please contact Jim Moran at 215 957 0802 or email him at [email protected]

Moland House will be open for tours on the 4th of July from 1 to 4. Come out and enjoy a picnic in the park as well as n...
07/02/2019

Moland House will be open for tours on the 4th of July from 1 to 4. Come out and enjoy a picnic in the park as well as nature and garden walks. The house will be air conditioned and free bottled water will be available. Donations are always gratefully accepted.

Moland House is located at 1641 Old York Road in Hartsville, PA. To learn more about the history of Moland, go to: https://moland.org/thirteen-days-in-august-1777/

This cooking Sunday (6/9/2019) Susan will be demonstrating how to make rose flower water during the relatively brief sea...
06/07/2019

This cooking Sunday (6/9/2019) Susan will be demonstrating how to make rose flower water during the relatively brief season of the 18th century apothecary rose. All the rose flower water for the entire year had to be distilled this month. In addition to having the still and preparing rose flower water, she will also be using the rose flower water in a receipt.

The Moland House is a great place for a picnic as this couple discovered. We supply the table, grill and scenery and you...
06/06/2019

The Moland House is a great place for a picnic as this couple discovered. We supply the table, grill and scenery and you supply the food. Plus, this Sunday take a tour of the house and enjoy our open hearth cooking demonstration.

Happy Memorial Day.
05/27/2019

Happy Memorial Day.

On Sunday, Susan McLellan Plaisted will be planking a shad and candying spring flowers in our open hearth kitchen. The r...
05/08/2019

On Sunday, Susan McLellan Plaisted will be planking a shad and candying spring flowers in our open hearth kitchen. The running of the shad each spring provided an important source of food in the 18th century. Stop by the house between 1-4 for a tour and a demonstration with Susan. Happy Mothers' Day!

We will be holding tours Sunday from 1-4. Come in and learn about the War Council Room.
04/28/2019

We will be holding tours Sunday from 1-4. Come in and learn about the War Council Room.

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1641 Old York Rd
Hartsville, PA
18974

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Happy Marquis de Lafayette Day! In 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia approved a resolution to honor the French general on March 14. On this day in 1781, after preparing in Williamsburg, Lafayette arrived in Yorktown to start a military campaign against the British that would culminate in their defeat. Lafayette walks our streets here in Colonial Williamsburg, interpreted by the talented Mark Schneider. https://www.facebook.com/ColonialWilliamsburg/videos/1320409871488682/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/02/07/this-map-helped-george-washington-win-revolutionary-war-now-its-display-mount-vernon/ The collection includes 13 maps once used by Washington’s French subordinate and Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette, and one co-authored by Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter Jefferson.
11 Key People Who Shaped George Washington's Life
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Both Washington and Lafayette shopped here.
Reuben Law Reed, Washington and Lafayette at the Battle of Yorktown, Acton, Mass., 1860–1880. Oil and gold paint on canvas. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1931.101.1).
https://allthingsliberty.com/2019/10/worthy-of-commemmoration/?fbclid=IwAR2Pw-AuV8ZS6ekeJ-3UIELpSypmKewy3-LzxVRSo86WPbrY7j1xzXfOBkA They forgot one, one that changed the world and that would be the Great Conversation between Lafayette and the General who would become his adopted father George Washington, August of 1777 at Washington's Headquarter The Moland House As a result of that meeting Lafayette stayed assured that his comrades were taken care of which included the Baron DeKalb, excepted his commission and the rest is history. A history that extended throughout the world through Lafayette's involvement in championing our representative form of Government. Also on site was the first introduction of Casimir Pulaski, Lafayette's first recommendation for General. How different the world would be if not for Lafayette, Pulaski, and DeKalb August of 1777
Today marks his 262nd birthday!
Learn about the early history of paper money in the U.S. on 9/21 in Warminster! Further details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1314111985421392/
Sunday, August 11, 2019, Susan McLellan Plaisted, Proprietress, Heart to Hearth Cookery will be at the hearth in the Moland House, on Old York Road, Warminster, PA from 1 to 4 pm demonstrating how the August harvest was preserved in stoneware crocks and gally pots.
Don Reese, a tireless volunteer at The Moland House, passed away on Sunday. A viewing will be held at Decker Funeral Home on York Road in Warminster on Thursday, June 6th from 11:30 - 1:00. A service will immediately follow also at Decker.
It's International Children's Book Day! Our Read the Revolution series is not just for adults.